Tag Archives: vinaigrettes

Shrimp, Avocado and Vegetable Salad

june 3, 2016

shrimp, avocado and vegetable salad

When I have overindulged in creamy, starchy foods, nothing makes me feel balanced like a meal-in-a bowl with lots of crunchy veggies and a little protein. There is no guilt associated with my heavier food phase, but rather an uncomfortable fullness and a food fatigue that calls for lighter fare.

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Asparagus with Carrot Honey Vinaigrette

may 1, 2015

asparagus with carrot honey vinaigrette

Two very important words : local, and asparagus. Placed together,  an item that is at the top of your farmer’s market shopping list. You must enjoy local asparagus during its short run at the markets, because the taste, and the color, and the texture is superior to any asparagus purchased at your grocer’s. Unless, of course, your neighborhood grocer carries local.

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salad dressings 101

january 11, 2013

lemon caper caesar dressing

lemon caper caesar dressing

Folks are deeply into New Year’s resolution mode : salad green mixes are flying off the shelves and merchants cannot keep up with the demand.  So.  You have resolved to eat more salads and fewer French fries.  And what are you putting on your colorful, crunchy salads?  How about propylene glycol alginate, high fructose corn syrup, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate?  Not quite what you had in mind when you signed up for better health in 2013, huh?  I thought so.  These keep your commercial salad dressings shelf-worthy, but who knows what they do to our bodies, our temples.  I would love to convince you that making your own salad dressing is easy, cost effective and a healthier choice overall.

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